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the u.s. and russia. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. intelligence reports are suggesting as this regime gets closer to falling, syrian president, bashir al assad could release sirin gas on the people there to subdue the rebellion. this would be a new phase of the war. it has the u.s. uniting with russia to stop it and some here on capitol hill calling for u.s. military intervention. rockets streak across the syrian sky as the battle between rebel forces and troops move to outskirts of the capital of damascus. jeffrey white says it's only a matter time before the bloody civil war is over. >> you can feel it. you can sense it. looks like the regime is being defeated. >> reporter: intelligence officials say chemical weapons believed to be stored at this syrian base have been primed and ready for use. >> we remain very concerned. very concerned that as the opposition advances in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: so far the u.s. has been very reluctant to use military force to help the over
country has a rocket capable of reaching the united states. here's david martin. u.seporter: u.s. intelligence failed to detect signs the north korean launch was imminent. officials insist that made no difference in the ability of the ket acan missile defense system ge track the rocket as it jettisoned its first stage in the yellow sea as planned, and its second in the philippine sea before boosting what the north koreans say is a weather inellite into polar orbit. u.s. navy ships in the pacific lad missile defense crews in colorado had already been placed on alert and did not require officiaof a launch. had the rocket been fired on a aljectory that threatened the united states, officials say interceptors based in alaska and california would have been ready ay shoot it down. still, these officials say they re now trying to determine th koreanorth korea deliberately disguised its launch plans or whether u.s. intelligence simply missed the final preparations. last april, a similar rocket fail two minutes after launch. this time, north korea announced it was experiencing technical t
making a decision ask a lot of people here and waiting to find out what's going to happen today. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to review whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage. the pro prop 8 side is appealing, the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting to gather all 10 of cases together and they're going to make a decision, either grant a review in some of them, all of them, none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: if they decide not to review the case, same sex weddings could resume as soon as the 9th circuit says osteo. says -- so. we don't know how long that is going to take. they have no deadline for acting on these cases but this is their last conference of the year. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> 4:39 now, they're not just good for you. how fruits and vegetables could ward off cancer as well. >>> and how apples plans could impact califor
resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they will decide whether or not they will review the constitutionality. that is the ban approved in 2008. if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled sometime in march or april and the case would likely be decided by the end of june. now if the supreme court decides not to review this today, which they could say that they're going to not review it today, well, then same sex marriages could resume experts say within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> public health officials are warning san francisco residents of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between our two cities, officials want gay men here to be aware and consider getting vaccinated. >>> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the holidays for the next several weeks and think that they ma
county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and
. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported orte the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. oesident obama said the use of these weapons of mass bestruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stories on the breaking news in syria. we'll start with martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence so far has not detected any emgns syria is loading chemical weapons on to aircraft, but defense secretary panetta said it appears the embattled assad regime is preparing to do just that. >> there is no question that we remain very concerned, very thecerned that as the opposition advances, in particular on hemascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. ing eporter: monitoring of syrian basis like this one has picked up evidence engineers have loaded the chemicals which combine to form
appears increasingly on the defensive against rebel forces which according to israel's ambassador to the u.s. include a growing number of radical islamist. >> the jihadi presence is big and getting bigger. and the longer the conflict goes on there, the bigger it will get. >> the jihadies are an offshoot of al qaeda in iraq which ones fought a no holds bar battle against american troops. according to jeffrey white a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they give the rebels a combat edge. they are quite willing to die, and they fight on all key fronts. they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: with the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases like this where chemical weapons are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last ditch attempt to save itself, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. worst-case scenarios are threatening to bec
: the preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launders. that is a quote today in a u.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year per
morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here i
activist chen guangcheng may be in exile in the u.s. but he is still demanding change in china. in a taped statement released today, chen who is blind called on the new leader of the communist party to carry out political reforms and free jailed activists. chen's appeal comes just days after his nephew was sentenced to three years in prison. a prosecution seen as punishment for aiding his uncle's daring escape from house arrest last april. >> later new orleans firefighters helping new yorkers rebuild after sandy. she remodeled her kitchen and only used fixtures made in america. and serious civil war. rebels closing in on the capitol city of damascus. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues. t> >> jeff: a taliban attack at a military base in eastern afghanistan triggered a two hour battle today. suicide bombers began by detonating explosives at the gate of the nato base in jalalabadment all nine militants were killed. five afghan civilians also died. nato says the base was not breached. in syria two car bombs exploded today in the city of homs. at least 15 were killed there, and
. that storm created problems across most of the eastern u.s. starting in the south on christmas day before move nooingt northeast. and then heading to sea. a new storm could bring wintery weather to the midwest for new year's eve. >> overseas the crash of a russian jetliner claimed a fifth victim today. a flight attendant. that plane was carrying eight people, all crew members. barry peterson has new video captured during yesterday's landing atmos you could's nuke ofo airport. >> a video shows debris exproducting across the moscow highway as a twin jet tupolev 204 slammed into the ground. authorities said the plane had landed at one of moscow's airports but for some reason couldn't stop. and veered off the end. runway out of control. the first responders were people in cars without stopped to help. >> getting one woman out of the wreckage and searching for others. >> i heard a woman moan says nikita kasperchik, one of the first on the scene. he said he tried to get into the plane and search for survivors. >> i didn't think about herorism, he said, i just had to try and help. officials said
to the latest u.s. census figures about 2 60,000 young adults with college degrees in california are working in food service and retail. >> couldn't get a job in the field that i wanted to so i figured i have to start at the bottom. >> without higher paying jobs, it's that much harder for graduates to pay back student loans weapon tuition rising across the nation. >>> the holiday season isn't what it used to be for american oh. a new poll suggests a lot of people are working between christmas and new year's. the survey conducted in the midwest shows about a third of workers will be on the job in the last week of 2012. >>> one of the positive signs for the american economy has been the housing market. in november, construction on new homes was up 22% from a year ago and in california, you may be surprised at who is buying. cbs news reporter ben tracy has more. >> this is the busy time of year. >> absolutely. this is when all the games come in. >> reporter: scott meadows runs salinas vineyards in california's napa valley and there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the bottle.
now. cbs has learned that the u.s. has discovered they have prepared chemical weapons that could potentially beused against the opposition. right now there are no indications that any of those chemicals could be fixed on military aircraft. meanwhile the obama administration says essentially countries in the middle east have offered asylum to assad and his family. assad has repeatedly said he will not leave syria. the u.s. said he will be accountable for the battle against the syria people. >>> overnight the political turmoil in egypt has turned deadly. they have been secured to security the presidential palace. state tv says at least five people and supporters were killed when they fought in front of the presidential palace in cairo. the army used tanks and troops to control the situation. >>> software guru john mcafee spent the night in a guatemalan jail. he was arrested yesterday for entering the country illegally. he said he crossed the border from belize to seek asylum. he's wanted there for questioning in a murder. mcafee had been on the run for weeks. bee good shah bad repo
affiliated with the rebels a terrorist organization that has alleged ties to al qaeda. any assets in the u.s. are frozen, and americans are barred from doing business with it. >>> the body of the navy s.e.a.l. killed during a mission to rescue an american doctor from the taliban is on its way home. the family of dr. dilip joseph released a statement praising the s.e.a.l.'s hero im. he was part of seal team six, the unit that killed osama bin laden. it remain unclear if he was on that mission. david martin reports. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban
purposes. u.s. says they believe it's a cover to deliver nuclear weapons. the test defies international warnings and it's likely to bring new sanctions against the north. >>> to the fiscal cliff now, leaders in washington have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal or else face automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are likely to send the country back into a recession. the agreement has been slow. president obama and congressional republicans remain split on raising taxes on upper middle-class americans. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest now. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. both sides are talking publicly about what they want. the gop pushing back against that. but privately negotiations do continue. in an exclusive interview airing on abc's "20/20" this friday night, president obama says he's optimistic a deal will be reached, and he's confident the gop won't hold the middle-class taxes hostage to protect higher income americans. >> taxes are going to go up one way or the other, and think the key is to make sure the taxes go up on h
report on security lapses at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. an attack there last september killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. margaret brennan is at the state department. >> reporter: the state department's chief of security, eric boswell, deputy charlene lamb, and an official in the near east division that overseas libya all resigned. the report called security at the u.s. post in benghazi "grossly inadequate to deal with the attack." career diplomat thomas pickering ran the review board. >> frankly, the state department hadn't given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources it needed. >> reporter: the investigation found senior state department officials ignored requests for ambassador stevens for more guards and security upgrades at the benghazi compound. the report also says the state department didn't have a clear picture of the security situation in benghazi and should have realized the compound was a target. and it criticized libyan militias who were assigned to protect the post. they disappeared when dozens of armed attac
, testifying before congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya this past september. >>> time now 4:40. still ahead, the nation bids farewell to "stormin' norman." >> struggling libraries. a bright knew chapter on the horizon, how someone else's struggle could provide a chance to turn the page. >> plus it's possibly the most magnificent bay area home no one has ever lived in. we'll take you inside to see what $25 million can buy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, morning.. general "stormin" norman schwarzkopf.. the retired general died of complications stone we're saying good-bye to an american icon this morning. general "stormin' norman" schwartzkopf. >> the retired general died of complications from pneumonia in tampa, florida yesterday. teresa garcia has a look back at the general's life. >>> reporter: general h. norman schwartzkopf achieved military fame and international acclaim as a war hero. he commanded the u.s.-led operation desert storm a coalition of some 30 countries that successfully drove saddam saddam's forces out of kuwait in 1991. the ground war lasted just 100 hours.
weapons. ta she said the u.s. is planning to take action if there is credible evidence of a threat. she did not say whether there that woinformation that would suggest an attack is imminent. theire reiterated, chemical heapons are a red line for the ed statstates. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do hatthe event of credible evidence that the assad regime hemicalorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> reporter: the international community has failed to peop intervene in the conflict that as killed nearly 38,000 syrians since the uprising began. e are ds this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete slabs broke away from the tunnel walls on sunday. smoke an lucy craft reports smoke and wi dust are interfering with rescue operations at that tunnel about 0 mimles west of tokyo. >> reporter: surveillance grimas inside the tunnel relayed the grim conditions inside. eteestimated 270 concrete toning panels, weig
supportive of the syrian opposition and is concerned about possible retaliation by syrian missiles. >>> a u.s. navy spokesman says no american drones are missing despite claims by iran that it captured one. commander jason filata says all the unmanned surveillance aircraft in the region are accounted for. other nations in the gulf including the united arab emirates have scan eagle drones in service. >>> another attempt today to salvage the national olympic league season but this time without the top two negotiators. six team owners and six players scheduled to meet without commissioner gary bettman and the union executive. it's been 80 days since the players were locked out in a contract dispute. a lot of the season has been canceled. >>> yesterday, comedian katt williams was thrown out of a hotel after being arrested for a bar fight. he is wanted for misdemeanor battery. this shows him punching a target security guard last month. the 19-year-old guard said it started with williams giving him a hard time for selling his personal motorcycle helmet and then it got physical. >> he approached me
. also u.s. and russian diplomats met in moscow again sunday trying to broker a cease-fire. as david martin reports there's growing concern that al qaeda is influencing the rebels. >> reporter: videos set to show the aftermath of a syrian air strike shows graphic evidence of a life-and-death battle, which high-level diplomats say is bad and getting worse. despite its air power, the assad regime appears increasingly defensive. it includes a global number of radical islamists. >> the jihadees are getting big and bigger. the longer the conflict goes on, the bigger it will get. >> reporter: the gee ha des are an offshoot of al qaedas in iraq. according to jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they are -- they give the rebels a combat edge. they're quite willing to die, they fight on all key fronts, they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: but the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases lik
to be retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decades, more , mo 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. enen you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? k i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little ginger boy, and i fell in love with him. >> reporter: the summers began filling their new jersey home with baby clothes, a crib, and even a stroller. they traveled to his orphanage in russia twice to bond with him. >> say, hi, daddy. >> reporter: you've given him a name. >> yes. preston mackey summers. he's a wonderful young boy who needs love and attention. >> reporter: like 1,500 other american families, the summers torry that the law banning opericans from adopting russian thedren could prevent them from bringing
congress about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but had to cancel because of her health issues. clinton was already scheduled to step down as secretary of state next month. president obama has nominated john kerry to be her replacement. >> marlie hall in new york this morning. >>> also today is the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hope of reaching a wide-ranging deal in automatic spending increases and tax cuts is all but gone. spending would be reduced and cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economies have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal, one that might spare millions of americans from paying her taxes. danielle nottingham reporting now from washington. >> lawmakers are still working on it. >> i want everyo one to know i' willing to get this done but i need dance partner. >> the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. pr
" with scott pelley. >> good evening. scott is off. i'm rebecca jarvis. in a few hours, the u.s. will go over the fiscal cliff which could trigger across-the-board tax increases and billions in spending cuts. however, there is hope for a soft landing. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and president obama said today a deal was close. but late in the day house leaders announced they will not vote on a deal tonight. they're waiting for the senate. so what happens now? we have two reports beginning with nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, good evening. >> good evening to you, rebecca. it looks like the deadline pressure finally prompted a meeting of the minds today. negotiators agreed to a plan that extends the bush era tax cuts for 99% of americans. but they are hung up on one key spending issue, and so it looks like we will go over the fiscal cliff at least temporarily. >> we're very, very close to an agreement. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said his round-the-clock negotiations with vice president biden had paid off. >> i can report that we've reached an agreeme
this is a problem president obama cannot afford to ignore. a test could send a missile over u.s. allies, including japan and those in southeast asia, creating a major security risk drawing them and the u.s. into a potential conflict. rebecca. >> anna werner, thank you. now to egypt. president mohamed morsi said tonight the country will vote december 15 on a new constitution. the draft document and the president's new powers brought egyptians back to the streets today. holly williams is in cairo tonight, and good evening to you, holly. >> reporter: good evening. well, tens of thousands of president morsi's supporters took to the streets today, but it follows days of protests by his opponents, who accuse mr. morsi of behaving like a dictator. last week, the president gave himself broad new powers that he says he needs until egypt has a new democratic constitution. the panel writing that constitution rushed to finish a final draft on friday working through the night. but the panel is dominated by mr. morsi's islamist allies. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowe
that win for him on thursday. >> san francisco bringing the st. johns red storm taking on u.s.f. 17, 16. u.s.f led by 15 but the red storm stormed back. gets the lead down to five. u.s.f hasn't lost against the opener in stanford. they won't lose tonight. 81, 65. they are five and one. usually it's jim harbaugh involved in a testy handshake. his brother stars in top five. john tried to shake hands with mike tomlin. tomlin blew him off. harbaugh said hey, i said congratulations. lebron james had a triple double but the heat were beat by the wizards. the wizards win for the second time this year. they role 80 to 38. let's go back to the hill top. mark slams an alley-oop from cody doolan. that's the number two play. number one, andre johnson the texans receiver took youngsters from the texas child protective services to toys r us and let them run wild. the unconfirmed total is $19,500. >> isn't that great. >> a great young man. >> that's a lot of barbies. that's going to give you a lot of barbies. that's a sportsman. >> well that's the story we like to see more of. sometimes guys get on the wro
on that and more importantly they want to ban several older models of samsung devices from being sold in the u.s. including the key galaxy s2 which still sells very well. >> the case is ultimately expected to land before the u.s. federal circuit court of appeals in washington, d.c. >>> meantime afternoonle's ceoism cook announced a chaim. tim cook says they will be investing over $100 million to build and assemble some apple products here in the united states. no word on where in the u.s. those apple products though will be produced. >>> had a couple of holes in the skill drilled and they pass the wires in. >> up next, a surprising new treatment for alzheimer's. a device doctors say can help keep your brain working. >>> and a pregnant princess kate emerges from the hospital. we'll hear from prince charles when we come back. hi. we'll have the weather forecast coming up. ,, [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and th
in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. >> reporter: assault weapons were band in the u.s. until 2004. today california's dianne feinstein says she's already working on new legislation that would ban them again. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively but prospectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> and pundits say friday's tragedy may have been a tipping point for the issue. there are long-time opponents to gun control and gun rights activists who say now is the time to consider reasonable restrictions even including lifetime n ra member senator joe manchin of west virginia. >>> the newtown shooting may have prompted many gun owners in the bay area to turn in their wells. over the weekend san francisco and oakland had gun buy-back events. more than 600 guns were turned in too police officers. gun owners got $200 in exchange. the event was so popular the officers had to give out ious. both locations saw crowds twice as large as expected. >>> and in headlines around th
in america. it is now the grief-stricken home of the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. 28 people are dead, including the shooter. late today, connecticut's chief medical examiner, wayne carver, reported that the autopsies on all the children are now complete. all 20 of them were shot more than once by 20-year-old adam lanza. police have also released the names of those killed, eight boys, 12 girls, between the ages of 6 and 7. all were first graders. six adults at the school were also murdered, and investigators say they now have some very good evidence explaining what wasde . we have a team of cbs news correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. we begin with margaret brennan here in newtown. >> reporter: gflg, jim. and the bodies of those 12 girls, eight boys, and six adult women killed right here in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and jesse lewis. tomorrow, the medical examiner will conduct autopsies on adam lanza and his mother. and the fa
will be off limits for adoption in the u.s. how critics say those children are victimized to make a political point. >> it is the busiest week of the season in the sierra but after two deadly avalanches this week, what's being done to keep steers safe. >> a tour of a piece of bay area property you could own if you have at least $25 million. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> now at 6:30, adoptions of some children abroad could come to a halt. the upper chamber of russia's parliament has voted in favor of a measure that bans u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee telling us the real losers could be the orphans trapped in the international tug of war. >> reporter: that's right. you know, russia's president said today he intends to sign the ban that could stop americans from adopting russian children. that could really affect familiesare either hoping to adopt or actually in the process of adopting children. and for some parents who have already been paired with a child, adoption advocates say it would be like losi
criticism over her first response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has learned susan rice privately began expressing doubts about her nomination to friends this week saying the attacks had reached a fevered pitch. then yesterday she had a phone conversation with president obama and withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state. >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. but yes, sure how can you not want to in my field serve at the highest possible level? >> reporter: last night u.n. ambassador susan rice explained why she asked president obama not to consider her for secretary of state. in an op-ed she wrote, quote, a national security appointment, much less a potential one, should never be turned into a political football. there are far bigger issues at stake. on twitter she posted those of you who know me know that i'm a fighter, but not at th
in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's intended to make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. >>> cbs moneywatch now. delta considers a stake in virgin airlines and ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: good morning. asian markets were mostly higher on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while the hang seng lost more than 1%. on wall street concerns over the fiscal cliff appear to have been out weighed to the strong start. the dow was up 15 points finishing above 13,000 while the nasdaq added 43 points. so far there's been no resolution of the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is th
of supervisors for final approval. in berkeley, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> as for u.s. drones over the middle east, the navy says it's not missing any. iran claims to have captured an unmanned america aircraft over the persian gulf and showed it off on tv. the u.s. government denies it. >>> a bipartisan group of governors met with the president and congress to make a deal on the "fiscal cliff." they could lose funding if there's not a plan to stop automatic cuts. the dow was down 14 closing below 13,000. the nasdaq was down 5.5 points. the s&p 500 lost 2. >>> it's pay back time for a bay area politician accused of using his procurement card like a personal slush fund. santa clara county board president george shirakawa has been ordered to immediately repay nearly $13,000 in charges. that's after a scathing internal audit found he had been billing taxpayers for things like golf fees and rental car upgrades. shirakawa says he will return most of the money but is challenging some of the charges. >>> on the bay area watch san jose police are looking for the owners of 300 marijuana plants found th
. very sad day for me. >> u.s. officials will investigate the plane crash that killed her and others. >>> the body of 28-year-old nicolas cheque is back in the united states now. the navy seal died over the weekend during an operation and rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. pentagon officials say the doctor was in imminent danger of being killed. he was rescued unharm but officer cheque died from gunshots wounds in the battle. a high school friend and cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. it was -- i'm interested in being in the military and in living that lifestyle, serve my country. that's what he wanted to do. >> seven taliban members were killed in the rescue operation. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team. that same elite unit carried out the raid that killed osama bin laden. >>> a las vegas-bound flight from seattle had to make an emergency landing in sacramento because of the smell of smoke. an airport spokeswoman says the alaska airlines flight landed ar
. >>> software mogul john mcafee is staying in a miami beach hotel. he is working to stay in the u.s. so far, he says u.s. authorities are not trying to question him in the death of his belize neighbor. mcafee is wanted for questioning in that country. he insists he did not kill anyone. and he fears for his life if he returns to belize. >> this is not about a murder in belize. this began on the 30th of april of last year when 42 armed soldiers stormed my property, shot my dog in the head, uhm, held me in the sun handcuffed with my hands behind my back for 14 hours, destroyed half a million dollars of my property and let me go with no charges. >> mcafee says he abandoned his money and everything he has when he ran from police. he also admits to playing the, quote, crazy card in order to escape. >>> we're learning more today about the suspect in the oregon mall shooting. on his facebook page, jacob roberts appears smiling and happy. but roberts had recently quit his job, sold his belongings and told friends he was moving to hawaii. one of the former coworkers says he and roberts used to go target
of rain on the northeast u.s. >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. wo we is a chill in washington over those fiscal cliff negotiations. in less than two weeks, there's roing to be a big tax increase americans and across the board t ts in the federal budget. the speaker of the house, and the president are trying to negotiate a solution, but prey're deadlocked on the question of raising taxes. president obama has proposed an $er taxes for households making more than $400,000. speaker boehner wants a tax increase only for households making a million or more. house is going to vote on that coposal tonight, and nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us. nancy. >> scott, shortly before that vote was due to take place house speaker john boehner announced he was canceling it with no democratic support, he needed almost every republican to get on board. and in the end he didn't e ve the votes. negotiations between speaker boehner and the white house ground to a halt today as everyone watched to see if he and house republican leaders would get the votes they needed to pass plan b, a bill preventing tax r
in u.s. history involving an automobile defect. toyota has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to reimburse owners and install new safety equipment. dozens of drivers have claimed their cars accelerated without warning. more than 14 million cars were recalled in 2009 and 2010, but, as part of the settlement, toyota admits no fault. the forecast for this year's holiday sales were apparently way off. last week, the retail analyst shoppertrak projected sales this year would go up 2.5%, but a new report puts it at 0.7%, the weakest season since 2008. we asked elaine quijano to find out why shoppers were not in a spending mood. >> reporter: the early indications are that shoppers weren't in the holiday shopping spirit this year, and some of the reasons had nothing to do with the economy. dana telsey is a retail analyst. >> whether it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in th
, but in recent years, a symbol of u.s. capitalism became a victim of technology and regulatory changes. >>> instagram, the mobile picture-sharing service owned by facebook has bowed to user pressure and has revised its controversial terms of service policy. among them the company said its advertisers could display its photos without paying for them. instagram now says there are no such plans. >>> and facebook has a new way to reach out to others, but it's going to cost you. until now messages sent to people not connected with the social network would arrive in a folder marked other for so-called less relevant messages. now it's testing a service that charges $1 to guarantee that users' messages send to nonconnected people will arrive in their mailboxes. it would have to be a really important message. >> you're pushing it facebook. my thing is if you want to get a message, you don't send it on facebook anyway. >> that's right. you text. >> like we do, ashley. >> yeah. >> ashley morrison here in new york. have a good weekend. take care. >>> up next in sports, a surprising admission from
nine years, the u.s. defense budget would be reduced by $455 billion. domestic programs would be slashed by 464 billion. 1,000 government programs face potential cuts, including three that directly impact air travel. john bentley has the story. >> reporter: long waits at airport security are nothing new. but if the u.s. government goes over the fiscal cliff, they could get even longer. according to one congressional analysis, the transportation security administration would lose more than $640 million in funding, roughly 7% of out budget. t.s.a. with would also lose over 7,000 security officers. safety would not be compromised. the passenger misery would increase. >> it could be a severe impact on the traveling public. instead of maybe one hour, you may be there two or three hours before. >> reporter: long lines would be the least of the problems. under the mandatory cuts of the fiscal cliff, the federal aviation administration would lose $800 million, and more than 2,000 air traffic controllers. fewer controllers mean fewer planes moving passengers and cargo. warns the air tr
. >> most all of the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the market forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers. more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> that certainly drove the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying up to 9 to 10 cents each. >> reporter: the co-owner says customers noticed the price increase. >> customers never like it but as costs go up, supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages. when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts and recycling is encouraged. she says if you have hangers hanging around the house hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have to be purchased. in albany, don ford, cbs 5. >>> important news for people who drive a prius. toyota has agreed to pay some former prius owners a
, the taliban is taking responsibility for a suicide bm attack outside of a u.s. military base. no americans died in the attack and officials say the bombers vehicle exploded. the bomber did not get inside the base. >> the world's longest high-speed railroad is now running in china. the first train left beijing this morning. it runs more than 1400 miles, about the distance from boston to miami. it used to take 20 hours, and now it will take 8 with the train hitting speeds of 200 miles per hour and more. the tickets go up to $470 for the vip round. they want to build a grid of trains by 2020. >>> the "new york times" says jerusalem will look at restrictions of what women can wear when they pray. >>> "usa today" says that more than 170 fridayers could be set free. they must be released or resentenced because they didn't commit a federal crime or were sentenced far longer than the law allows. >>> the health care sector is vulnerable to hackers. hospital commutersputers and medical divisions have holes that could cause hackers to get patient's information. >>> obesity may
's family will argue against overturning the conviction. >>> it could be as soon as this morning when the u.s. supreme court announces whether it will take on same-sex marriage cases. one is an appeal from supporters of prop 8, california's voter-approved measure that limits marriage to male and female couples. it was previously struck down by a u.s. appeals court. some challenges to the federal defense of marriage act are also being considered. >>> and newly elected members of the state legislature will all be sworn in today in sacramento. the assembly will go first with a ceremony at noon. that is followed by the state senate at 3:30. both houses of course reshaped by last month's election as voters gave democrats two- thirds of majority that allowed them to raise taxes if they choose without any republican support. >>> on capitol hill, there are just 29 days left for lawmakers to get together and find a way of avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." if a budget plan is not approved by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board spending cuts will take effect. but democrats and rep
and was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> the people are shot in belize during robberies constantly . the fact that he is my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time: i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >>> barry bonds' appeal of his felony conviction will be heard in court early next year. the ninth circuit court of appeals is now scheduled oral arguments for february 13. a three-judge panel will hear the appeal. the former giants slugger was convicted last year of obstruction of justice. that stems from his evasive rambling reply to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether he received drugs that required a syringe. >>> 5:10 now. coming up, the looming threat the cyber security attack targeting major u.s. banks. >> plus, shaking up the selection process. why president obama's top choice f
to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go off the so- called "fiscal cliff." that's when automatic spending increases and cuts would take effect. reaching a deal won't be easy because both sides are involved in a high stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at wah he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> reporter: democrats want to extend the bush-era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more a year. many republicans are against any tax increases. most americans just want something to be done. >> people are just tired of partisanship and they want everyone to come together. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't reach a deal by january 1, many economists are concerned it could eventually lead to another recession. i'm
-awlaki was at the top of the u.s. terrorist kill list. >> a jihad against america is binding upon myself, just as it is binding on every other able muslim. >> logan: he had become the operational leader of al qaeda in yemen and was in the midst of planning more attacks. morten storm was one of the few people awlaki trusted. what he didn't know was that storm had become a double agent. >> cooper: judd apatow has become one of the most successful names in film comedy today. >> when anything happens to me that's awful, i'm just so happy that i can put it in a movie. >> cooper: apatow is highly sought after as a producer on other people's movies, like "bridesmaids." >> party! >> cooper: and he worked on "anchorman," written by will farrell and adam mckay. >> has judd apatow hurt people? oh, sure. ( laughter ) you're damn right he has. judd apatow is a monster. tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm leslie stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm anderson cooper. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories tonight on "60 minutes." [ male announcer ] this holiday at sprint, get
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